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[January 28, 2007]

Roll Call


(News Tribune, The (Tacoma, WA) (KRT) Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) Jan. 28--Beginning today, The News Tribune plans to publish a list every Sunday showing how South Sound members of the Washington Legislature voted on a handful of measures the previous week. The list is provided by WashingtonVotes.org, a free, nonpartisan Web site that provides explanations of bills and a record of each vote.



House Bill 1168

Disorderly conduct at funerals


Last Monday, the House voted 89-5 to approve a bill that would expand the definition of disorderly conduct to include certain disruptive behaviors at a funeral event. The Senate approved the bill 42-1 on Friday and sent it to the governor. Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a fine up to $1,000. The bill would restrict people from deliberately affecting a funeral or a memorial service in a negative way.

Voting yes -- Senate

Marilyn Rasmussen, D-Eatonville

Karen Fraser, D-Olympia

Jim Kastama, D-Puyallup

Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor

Debbie Regala, D-Tacoma

Mike Carrell, R-Lakewood

Rosa Franklin, D-Tacoma

Tracey Eide, D-Federal Way

Pam Roach, R-Auburn

Karen Keiser, D-Kent

Claudia Kauffman, D-Kent

Voting yes -- House

Jim McCune, R-Graham

Tom Campbell, R-Roy

Brendan Williams, D-Olympia

Sam Hunt, D-Olympia

Joyce McDonald, R-Puyallup

Dawn Morrell, D-Puyallup

Patricia Lantz, D-Gig Harbor

Larry Seaquist, D-Gig Harbor

Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma

Troy Kelley, D-Tacoma

Tami Green, D-Lakewood

Steve Conway, D-Tacoma

Steve Kirby, D-Tacoma

Mark Miloscia, D-Federal Way

Skip Priest, R-Federal Way

Dan Roach, R-Bonney Lake

Chris Hurst, D-Enumclaw

Dave Upthegrove, D-Des Moines

Geoff Simpson, D-Covington

Pat Sullivan, D-Covington

Voting no -- House

Dennis Flannigan, D-Tacoma

Shay Schual-Berke, D-Normandy Park

House Bill 1051

Expanding high school completion programs

Last Monday, the House voted 73-21 to expand high school completion programs. The bill would allow students under the age of 21 to receive a basic education at community and technical colleges to earn a high school diploma. The colleges must provide the necessary courses to students without charging tuition. Colleges would be reimbursed by the state's basic education account for providing high school completion courses. The bill is under consideration in the Senate.

Voting yes -- House

McCune

Campbell

Williams

Hunt

Morrell

Lantz

Seaquist

Darneille

Kelley

Green

Conway

Kirby

Miloscia

Priest

Roach

Hurst

Schual-Berke

Upthegrove

Simpson

Sullivan

Voting no -- House

McDonald

Flannigan

House Bill 1095

Implementing the Part D drug co-payment program

Last Monday, the House voted 92-0 to require the Department of Social and Health Services to offer Medicare Part D prescription drug co-payment coverage to dual eligible medical assistance and medically needy beneficiaries. There are an estimated 100,000 people in Washington that are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. The bill would become effective July 1. The bill is under consideration in the Senate.

Voting yes -- Senate

McCune

Campbell

Williams

Hunt

McDonald

Morrell

Lantz

Seaquist

Flannigan

Darneille

Kelley

Green

Conway

Kirby

Miloscia

Priest

Roach

Hurst

Schual-Berke

Upthegrove

Simpson

Sullivan

Source: WashingtonVotes.org

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